All Child & Adult Should Be Screened for Obesity

Children age 6 and older should be screened for obesity and referred to intensive treatment when necessary. While the Affordable Care Act requires that nearly all plans cover such treatment, most kids don’t have access to programs featuring exercise, nutrition and...

Bariatric surgery is not magic

Bariatric surgery not magic but good intervention against obesity. A surgeon favours the treatment of obesity on adolescents through bariatric surgery while saying that lifestyle and diet modifications are a big help. Obesity is the condition whereby a person has...

What can be done about obesity?

All too often, obesity prompts a strenuous diet in the hopes of reaching the ideal body weight. Some amount of weight loss may be accomplished, but the lost weight usually quickly returns. Most people who lose weight but regain the weight within five years. It is...